Art is a line around your thoughts.

— Gustav Klimt

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On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.

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If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock.

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There is no self-portrait of me.

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Gustav Klimt quote Art is a line around your thoughts.

Art is a line around your thoughts.

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I have never painted a self-portrait.

I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women... There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night... Who ever wants to know something about me... ought to look carefully at my pictures.

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After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm.

From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.

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True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.

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Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art.

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There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.

I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.

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Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.

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Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.

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I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do.

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There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.

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About Gustav Klimt

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality Austrian
Profession Painter
Birthday July 14, 1862

All art is erotic.

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Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.

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I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true.

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There is always hope, as long as the canvases are empty.

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